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myplace2100

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Adding downloadable zip files wih product
« on: August 01, 2013, 15:41:16 pm »
regarding my requirements about adding downloadable  zip files with product i posted the detailed question here -
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/17982061/how-to-attach-downloadable-file-in-virtuemart-2-in-joomla
Please solve my problem....
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Re: Adding downloadable zip files wih product
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2013, 17:19:44 pm »
Have a look at this  http://forum.virtuemart.net/index.php?topic=101345.msg336103#msg336103

I read your post and your stackoverflow post and thought it was put across quite rudely.
Virtuemart is OpenSource and everyone in the forum helps out for free.

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Re: Adding downloadable zip files wih product
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2013, 17:46:51 pm »
hi thanks for reply
but the plugin is paid! i don't want paid.
this kind of common requirement should be covered by vm2 for free as vm1  had this feature.
also i found out from your links to attach pdf file but not zip file and how do i do like the product zip file will be available to download by user after payment successful, its a normal flow of digital product download.
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Re: Adding downloadable zip files wih product
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2013, 11:03:50 am »
I'm sure that I saw free plugin in 3rd party section or in Extension VM catalog.
You could find it if you really interested in such solution for your business.

I'm just curious.

Do you understand what does it means when such kind of extension is free?
Which range of options for this extension could be free?
How much could be motivated developer of this extension for such a 'big' fee?

And you're now saying
i don't want paid.

Anyway it's not Virtuemart business any more to take care about every possible shipment methods.
And selling downloadable files is definitely just one of such methods.

It's very good that VM2 don't try to deal with every possible wish of shop owners any more.

Goodbye Almighty Harry Potter.

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Re: Adding downloadable zip files wih product
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2013, 14:55:22 pm »
@pishnyak
 :) you have a point.But i Definitely argue that having downloadable file with product is a very common thing which vm as a top e-commerce extension should not miss.In this digital era applications, softwares, e-books, songs, videos selling is very high demanding.I have seen many free top class e-commerce applications/applications which have ways to attach downloadable files.So vm seems interpreting it another way!. This definitely will decrease lots of business with vm i can say, most viewers will agree with me.

anyway, so there is no way to attach zip file with product and there is no reliable free plugin out there?
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Re: Adding downloadable zip files wih product
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2013, 15:52:50 pm »
Having free plugin doesn't puts free e-commerce application in top league.
Instead having API (i.e. plugins) for 3rd party developers allows these creative people concurrent with each other to give better service and support for shop owners.

I doubt that 35 euro is the question of life or death for digital web shop.
It's rather question how greedy web shop developer is.

I'm sure that I saw free plugin in 3rd party section or in Extension VM catalog.
You could find it if you really interested in such solution for your business.
You haven't patience browse to the 3d page in mentioned by me forum section?

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Re: Adding downloadable zip files wih product
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2013, 17:45:11 pm »
No extension i found which provide downloadable files functionality in JED or in vm ext site.
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Re: Adding downloadable zip files wih product
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2013, 23:23:59 pm »
You haven't patience browse to the 3d page in mentioned by me forum section?
I able to see there "Product Download Plugins for VM2".

Ofc in that thread developer talk about free version not at the beginning of his post.

But hell I believe that there's no web shop developer in right mind gonna use free version.

Peace.

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Re: Adding downloadable zip files wih product
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2013, 23:51:55 pm »
sorry is that Free plugin? as far as i remember i saw paid plugins...plz provide link if free
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Re: Adding downloadable zip files wih product
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2013, 12:17:53 pm »

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Re: Adding downloadable zip files wih product
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2013, 18:59:11 pm »
ok i got the spiral file download free plugin but the only problem is it shows download link even when order is pending.So Its look i have to go through some challenging codes so that plugin file download link only shown for a user whose order status is confirmed.Anyone knew about how to do help me asap.
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Re: Adding downloadable zip files wih product
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2013, 19:52:46 pm »
Another download plugin (not free, sorry) is my "Downloads for Sale" plugin:
http://www.open-tools.net/virtuemart-2-extensions/vm2-downloads-for-sale.html

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Re: Adding downloadable zip files wih product
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2013, 20:30:15 pm »
Well, myplace2100, you was warned how it's important to choose solution with the suitable quality/price ratio.

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Re: Adding downloadable zip files wih product
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2013, 21:49:18 pm »
It will not take much time to make it complete as i am a developer.So i don't want to spend expensive $20, and it going right way for me.

Thanks all for replies!
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Re: Adding downloadable zip files wih product
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2013, 22:45:02 pm »
It will not take much time to make it complete as i am a developer.So i don't want to spend expensive $20, and it going right way for me.

Hehe, that was exactly how I felt when I wanted to sell my plugins with virtuemart and was looking for a proper download plugin. I started (and finished) writing my own, but to be honest, I absolutely underestimated the complexity of such a download plugin.

Good luck with the development, and it would be great if you could share your results with others, too.
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